The Library Lab

Events

ALL EVENTS listed below are FREE to attend unless otherwise stated.
To book, please go to librarylab.eventbrite.com  (first come, first served)

2013
MARCH EVENTS
FEBRUARY EVENTS
JANUARY EVENTS

2012
DECEMBER EVENTS
NOVEMBER EVENTS
OCTOBER EVENTS
SEPTEMBER EVENTS
AUGUST EVENTS
JULY EVENTS
JUNE EVENTS
MAY EVENTS
APRIL EVENTS


MARCH EVENTS

Friday 1 /8 / 15 / 22 March  11.00-13.30 “Drop in service for people seeking employment who are affected by the benefit cap” | Navigator 
 *No need to Book
The Navigator team will be available to Brent residents who will be affected by the benefit cap this year. We can provide advice on how you can minimise the impact for you and your family through employment and put you in touch with services who can help you.

Monday  4  March 10:00-14:  / 17:00-18: “Beat Your Money Worries advice event” | Energy Solutions *No need to Book
An advice event to help people learn how manage their monthly budget in readiness for Benefit Cuts and the Universal Credit

Thursday 7 March and Wednesday 20 March 18:00-20:00 “WordPress: Make your own website for beginners” | Rafi Akbar   

Free workshop where attendees will learn how to setup and customise a website using WordPress that does not require any technical knowledge of programming languages (coding)Pre-requisites: Attendees must have a Facebook page & a Twitter account. This ensures they have the basic skills to follow instructions on the day.

Thursday 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 March 14:00-16:00 
“Brent Time Bank Drop In” | Certitude *No need to Book
Time banking is a mutual volunteering scheme, which creates a pool of local resources by acknowledging, supporting and utilising local peoples’ assets and skills.
People volunteer their time using their assets and skills and for each hour they give they earn an hour time credit that can be cashed in and used to assist them.
With a vast range of activities and services involved, Time Bank members have a variety of volunteering opportunities to choose from and can choose a range of ways to ‘cash in’ their time credits. As this is a voluntary scheme, it is especially useful to people who are unable to work or currently looking for employment.
Time Bank has a weekly ‘drop in’ service, which is held every Thursday in the Library Lab from 2pm till 4pm. The Time Bank office is open Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm.
Brent Time Bank is being run by Certitude, which was previously known as Fanon. The organisation specialises in assisting people with mental health needs or learning disability.
For more information on Time Bank or some of the other projects being run by Certitude in Brent, please contact Salma Shah on 0208 830 1776 or emailsshah2@certitude.org.uk

Saturday 9 March 14:00-17: Brent Fairtrade Forum  | Sally  *No need to Book
This event will be part of the National Fairtrade Fortnight. It will be an open afternoon in which all members of the public can come and join in the workshop to help create an art installation from recycled materials on the theme of Fairtrade. Members of the Fairtrade forum are collecting recycled materials as the media to be used in this installation. All ages will be welcome. Members of the public may wish to participate or just observe the fun and stay as long or as little as they wish. We envisage creating at least one intuitive installation combining contributions from all members of the public. The process will be fully documented .

Thursday 14 March  18:30-20: 30 Brent Arts Networking Evening | Brent. To BOOK your place RSVP to arts@brent.gov.uk
If you are involved in arts, whether that be music, visual arts, performing arts or film, come along to our arts network evening. This event, for people living or working in Brent, will take place on Thursday 14 March from 6pm to 8.30pm at Library Lab, Willesden Green Library Centre.
Guest speakers: Jenny Killock from Arts Council England talking about funding opportunities / Topher Campbell from the Red Room discussing their Poverty Project which they are delivering in Brent.

March 16th 14:00-18: “St Patrick’s Day Celebration” | Brent St Patrick’s Day Festival Committee *No need to Book
We are delighted that Brent St Patrick’s Parade and Festival 2013 will go ahead thanks to generous donations from local businesses and associations. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 16th March.
Float and stall application forms are available from brentstpatricks@gmail.com
Whilst we are on target to deliver the event, we are encouraged by further offers of support including Benefit in kind and volunteering.

Community groups, GAA teams, Irish bands, dancers, musicians and floats make their way from Willesden Green Station in a vibrant celebration of Irish culture. A concert will follow at Willesden Green Library Centre showcasing Irish country and traditional music, local Irish dance schools, stalls, information and activities for all the family including George Irvin’s fairground.


Tuesday 19 March   18:00-20: “Visual Merchandising Masterclass ”  | School for shops

Trying to communicate a concept visually? Trying to attract potential customers attention? Setting up a Stall or Pop-Up Shop?

Train your eye to develop great Eye-Catching and Commercial Displays.  Discover the basic techniques required to create a fantastic look for your product, stall or shop.

Thursday 21 18:00-20: “TURN UP Session for Young entrepreneurs”   | Library Lab

Under 25?  Have a business idea and want to ‘Turn it up a notch’?  Then why not come along to the ‘Turn Up’ session for young entrepreneurs at the Library Lab

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who just needs a little help to get your idea started, or a beginner who wants to find out if their idea is feasible, the Library Lab has assembled a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and business experts to help give YOU advice.

This is an opportunity to make those all important links and get started on your unique idea! This event, held by the Library Lab, will be a fantastic networking opportunity, and great chance for some priceless one to one advice!

The session is completely FREE, but please be sure to book in advance as spaces are limited and available strictly on a first come, first served basis.  Register your interest NOW by booking your place HERE or email librarylabhost@gmail.com to get involved in the event!

Saturday 23rd March  14:30-17:00 
“Tune-In Group Coaching – Find Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges”  |  Illi
Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges, with Illi Adato
This is a practical group coaching session which is open to anyone in the community who feels a need for a positive life change.
You are invited to bring a personal or a professional challenge or a goal you wish to work on in order to create a positive shift with.
 Sharing with the rest if the group is optional.

Monday 25 March 10:00-14: ” How to sell yourself at a job fair! ” | Navigators BRENT
A workshop to introduce people to selling themselves at a job fair, including selling
yourself to an employer, dealing with difficult questions and how to best present your experience.

Tuesday 26 March 10:30 – 14:30 ” Career fair for mums and women returning to work ”   | Careers4mums 
Willesden Green Centre, London, United Kingdom
Are you a mum looking to return to work after a career break or considering a  career change?
If so, C4M Job fairs for Mums is the place where you can meet recruiters and consider work from home opportunities in one place.
Why you should not miss the Career Fair :
We offer you  National recruitment agencies that are interested in recruiting women and Mums.
You will be able to talk to leading employers and agencies face-to-face and discuss a wide range of employment opportunities.

Professionals will be on hand to give you advice on your CV and all other aspects, to help you find your perfect job.

Don’t forget :
Bring your CV – this is essential and will be requested by most companies and recruitment agencies if you are interested in applying for active jobs
We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday 26 March 18:00-20: ” Thinking Environment with Fiona Dawe CBE” | Book HERE: The Circle 
Everything begins with thinking. If our thinking is good, our decisions are good, our actions are good, our outcomes are good. So what does it take for us to think for ourselves – with rigour, imagination, courage and grace?
This interactive workshop is an opportunity to learn about the Ten Components which make up The Thinking Environment and think together about how their practical application to the structures of life and work improves the quality of everyone’s thinking and of the outcomes of every interaction.

This is an opportunity to understand how The Thinking Environment could apply to your life and work.

Location: The Library Lab 95 High Road NW10 2SF (map)
This workshop will be run by Fiona Dawe CBE. Fiona has her own consultancy- Vital Space – and is a qualified Time To Think Consultant. She is an accredited Thinking Environment™ coach and facilitator.
She has served on a wide variety of boards and advisory groups. Currently she is a trustee of the Windsor Leadership Trust, the Charity Technology Trust, and Changemakers. She is an advisor to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Social Justice Committee and the Young Achievers Trust.
Fiona’s career spans 30 years in a wide variety of voluntary sector organisations and for 11 years until April 2011, she was Chief Executive of YouthNet, the UK’s first not-for-profit dot.com. YouthNet runs TheSite.org, the award-winning guide to life for 16-25 year olds and Do-it, the National Volunteering Database. In 2008 YouthNet won The Charity Times “Best Charity to Work For”- one of her proudest moments.
Fiona was awarded the CBE for services to volunteering in the New Years Honours List 2012 and the OBE for services to the voluntary sector in 2003. She was shortlisted for the “Alternative Rich List 2010” and was winner of Charity Times “Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2010”. She is a Fellow of the RSA.

Wednesday 27 March 16:40-18: ” MoneyTwist 14-18+ ”  | MyBnk  
Money Getting young people excited about money through a series of hands- on workshops
Content: Money Twist workshops cover practical and relevant everyday financial matters. Each of the sessions focuses on a different topic:
• My Money: Payslips, tax, national insurance, government spending, minimum wage and careers.
• My Choices: Needs and wants, choices and lifestyle, budgeting, shopping deals and saving.
• My Future: Interest, current and savings accounts, flow of money, ethical choices and forms of payment.

Money Twist approaches financial capability in a hands-on manner as young people debate, play games, watch video case studies, and involve physical activity in their learning. Participants are encouraged to give their own views and critically analyse various financial problems which people are faced with, as well as considering their own financial futures.

The workshops are designed to get young people thinking and caring about their finances, both now and in their short and long-term futures.

Saturday 30 March 14:30-17: “Speed Reading Training” | Marius
This is a session which will present the techniques of speed reading, and give exercises  on how to read short texts. The taster session will last just over two hours and discover the purpose of speed reading and how to memorise information.


FEBRUARY EVENTS

Throughout February “Introductory course – Business and Business administration” S&DA
 
Requirements
18  +
Looking for work  (No need to be on benefits)
Currently Unemployed
Wednesday 23rd January 10:00-16:00 and Thursday 24th 1.00 – 4.00 Drop in sign up date for the course: Should you have problems attending this date please contact library lab@architecture00.net
Start date: Mon 4 February
Planned end date: 27 February
Class: Mon – Wed
No. of sessions: 12
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Business Administration, Retail and Customer Service Level 1

Units are:
Business and Business Admin-Retail – Customer service – Demonstrating Speaking Listening Skills -Time Management
S&DA is a highly experienced and diverse community organisation which operates on a not-for-profit basis. S&DA has a great reputation in learning and skills development and have already helped many local people, who, like you, were also keen to fulfil their potential.

As one of our valued learners, we will support you and provide you with the necessary tools, advice and guidance to succeed. This means we’ll help you to gain qualifications that will improve your career chances. We’ll help you to improve your knowledge and skills. We’ll also help to boost your confidence and self-esteem.

We offer a whole range of courses, as well as different ways of learning. This means you have plenty of choice and we provide the right level of support for you. http://s-da.co.uk

Friday 1 /8 / 15 / 22 February 14:30-17:00  “Drop in service for people seeking employment who are affected by the benefit cap” | Navigator 
The Navigator team will be available to Brent residents who will be affected by the benefit cap this year. We can provide advice on how you can minimise the impact for you and your family through employment and put you in touch with services who can help you.

Wednesday 6/ 13/  Friday  15 February 11:00-13:“The Winning CV – One to One advice : How to complete it and get results”  |  Audrey
This is the perfect drop in taster session on how to get started on the perfect CV.Mirroring the words of the employer, also using powerful words can add weight to one’s CV…
Key points that will be addressed:
 The CV should be short, not longer than 2 pages
Key achievements highlighted.
Visual appearance
Consider skills, experience and role relevant to the job you are applying for
Text – the text of the CV should convey your suitability. The time slot is between 11-13:00 (Please note that you may wait to be seen, but arrive early to avoid dissapointment. Sessions will last approximetely 30-40min, so places are limited) 

Thursday 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 February 14:00-16:00 “Brent Time Bank Drop In” | Certitude
Time banking is a mutual volunteering scheme, which creates a pool of local resources by acknowledging, supporting and utilising local peoples’ assets and skills.

People volunteer their time using their assets and skills and for each hour they give they earn an hour time credit that can be cashed in and used to assist them.

With a vast range of activities and services involved, Time Bank members have a variety of volunteering opportunities to choose from and can choose a range of ways to ‘cash in’ their time credits. As this is a voluntary scheme, it is especially useful to people who are unable to work or currently looking for employment.

Time Bank has a weekly ‘drop in’ service, which is held every Thursday in the Library Lab from 2pm till 4pm. The Time Bank office is open Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm.

Brent Time Bank is being run by Certitude, which was previously known as Fanon. The organisation specialises in assisting people with mental health needs or learning disability.

For more information on Time Bank or some of the other projects being run by Certitude in Brent, please contact Salma Shah on 0208 830 1776 or email sshah2@certitude.org.uk

Saturday 9 February  14:30-17:00 “Tune-In Group Coaching – Find Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges 2:00”  |  Illi
Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges, with Illi Adato
This is a practical group coaching session which is open to anyone in the community who feels a need for a positive life change.
You are invited to bring a personal or a professional challenge or a goal you wish to work on in order to create a positive shift with.
 Sharing with the rest if the group is optional.

Tuesday 12 February, 18.00-20.00pm “Pitch it to the Panel”
*Deadline for pitching submission: 9/2/13 at 9pm
Do you have a business idea, but need help developing it?  Library Lab will be holding a Dragons Den style event on 12th February, where you can come along and pitch your idea to our panel of business experts.  As well as gaining valuable feedback, successful pitchers could get the chance for a follow-up session to help develop their idea further!  The event starts at 6.30pm (entry from 6pm) and will last until 8pm. Refreshments (tea, coffee, etc) will also be available.

Event Format:
1. Introduction to panel.
2. Each candidate will have 15 minutes to pitch their business idea to the panel, and receive feedback.
4. At the end of the event there will be a 15 minute Q&A session
5. Successful candidates will be contacted after the event to arrange a follow-up session.

Friday  15 February, 17:00-19:00pm “Demystifying the Computer”| Tony
Is this computer on ? A session covering the basic skills for late adopters, technophobes and otherwise. It will cover the uses of a computer from basic security, e-mail, web navigation, search engines.

Tuesday 19 February 18:00-20:00 “Just Listening. The Art of Influence for women”  with Richard Mullender, former Lead Trainer at the Scotland Yard National Crisis & Hostage Negotiation Unit | The circle 
BOOK HERE

Learn how to build rapport, win trust and exert influence, working with former Scotland Yard hostage negotiator Richard Mullender

Hostage Negotiators are an elite. They live and breathe communication at the sharp end – whether it’s engaging the attention of a gunman, securing the release of an international kidnap victim or talking a would-be suicide off a rooftop. They are true Masters of the art of building rapport, gaining trust, exerting influence…

This intensive and highly interactive event will give you practical communication tools and strategies that will help you to:

Handle difficult conversation with confidence and assurance
Put an end to ‘awkward conversations’ at networking events
Take your assertiveness skills to a new level. Persuade with greater power than you ever thought possible

TRADE SCHOOL WEEK : 19 / 20 / 21 / 23 February  
BOOK HERE
Trade School is an open learning space that runs on barter, originally set up in New York, it has now arrived in London! Anyone can teach something they are skilled at, or passionate about. Pay for class with a barter item (like food, supplies, or advice) that your teacher requests. Register to teach, or sign up for class below.

Tuesday 19th February, 09:00 – 10:00
“TRADE SCHOOL: Creative Fun Workshop. Ages 5-10” | Library Lab
Dancing, theatre, Games and possible make and take home

Wednesday 20th February , 18:30 – 19:30
“TRADE SCHOOL: Basic Introduction into photoshop” | Louise

Thursday 21st February , 09:00 – 10:00
“TRADE SCHOOL: MoneyTwist, My Choices. Ages 9-13 ” | Mybank
They do fun financial literacy and enterprise workshops.

Sat, 23rd February , 09:00 – 10:00
“TRADE SCHOOL: Coder Dojo London: Coding for Kids. Young People” | Coder Dojo
Coder Dojo is a non-profit organisation which runs free computer codding clubs for kids. Sessions are lead by a “champion” -a volunteer Web developer-who decides what aspect of computer programming he or she would like to teach. He/she delivers the class in the style of an informal lecture. Other Web developers who act as mentors are on hand to sit with kids throughout the session to show them how to use the code and to help them through any difficult parts.

Saturday 23rd February 12:00-17:00 ” ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY | Library Lab  
9-10AM TRADE SCHOOL: Coding for kids
12-5PM Library Lab open
1-2 PM Lunching (Food provided, but do feel free to bring home made treats!)
2-5 Fun / Music / Events galore!

Tuesday 26th February 17:00-19:00 “Tenancy Tips for Private Renters – Drop In” | Brent Private Tenants’ Rights Group
A chance to find out the basics of your tenancy rights: what to do if the landlord doesn’t do the repairs or if he wants to put your rent up.

Do you have to move out if the landlord tells you to go?  Come and learn and share your  own experiences.  We’ll also show you how to express your concerns online if you want to or take part in a little video – that bit’s up to you – just come along from 5 – 7pm.

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JANUARY EVENTS

Thursday 10 / 17 / 24 / 31   January 14:00-16:00 “Brent Time Bank Drop In” | Certitude
Time banking is a mutual volunteering scheme, which creates a pool of local resources by acknowledging, supporting and utilising local peoples’ assets and skills.

People volunteer their time using their assets and skills and for each hour they give they earn an hour time credit that can be cashed in and used to assist them.

With a vast range of activities and services involved, Time Bank members have a variety of volunteering opportunities to choose from and can choose a range of ways to ‘cash in’ their time credits. As this is a voluntary scheme, it is especially useful to people who are unable to work or currently looking for employment.

Time Bank has a weekly ‘drop in’ service, which is held every Thursday in the Library Lab from 2pm till 4pm. The Time Bank office is open Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm.

Brent Time Bank is being run by Certitude, which was previously known as Fanon. The organisation specialises in assisting people with mental health needs or learning disability.

For more information on Time Bank or some of the other projects being run by Certitude in Brent, please contact Salma Shah on 0208 830 1776 or email sshah2@certitude.org.uk


Friday 11 / 18 / 25   January 14:00-16:00 “Drop in service for people affected by the benefit cap” | Navigator
The Navigator team will be available to Brent residents who will be affected by the benefit cap this year. We can provide advice on how you can minimise the impact for you and your family and put you in touch with services who can help you.

Thursday 17th January 18:00-20:00
“The Circle Training –Presentation Skills and Public speaking for women” |  MRN
Gain confidence, remove the fear of public speaking and learn how to achieve greater impact in this hugely popular communication skills training event, working with championship-winning speaker, Simon Bucknall, ‘The Public Speaking Expert’…
http://thecircle.org.uk/2012/12/17-jan-public-speaking-demystified-exclusive-free-training-for-women/

Saturday 19 January  14:30-17:00 “Tune-In Group Coaching – Find Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges 2:00”  |  Illi
Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges, with Illi Adato
This is a practical group coaching session which is open to anyone in the community who feels a need for a positive life change.
You are invited to bring a personal or a professional challenge or a goal you wish to work on in order to create a positive shift with.
 Sharing with the rest if the group is optional.

Tune-In Coaching focuses you on discovering and using tools and ways to deal with areas such as health, self confidence, motivation, well-being, career, relationship and more, with ease and with professional guidance.
 When working together you can expect to learn how to create solutions for facing any of life’s challenges.

You can also learn how to Feel Great – for No particular reason – Yes You Can !
Illi Adato is an Advanced NLP Therapeutic Specialist & a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP , Hypnosis & Coaching.

He is working one-to-one with clients in his local practice and run personal development workshops in The UK and overseas.
The session is offered free with optional donation

Tuesday 22nd January 10:30-13:00 “Solutions for your business” | Come Fix my PC
Are you starting up in business or already established? Do you want to know how to run your business more efficiently?

Your time is a valuable commodity and having the right tools or understanding will enable you to make better decisions.

We will show you how to make your business run smoothly by implementing some simple tools.
 These are every day tools and are aimed at the everyday users.
Having the right solution can improve productivity and save you from tasks that may seem laborious, or on the other hand you may be seeing some good improvements but want to stay ahead.
If you can relate to any of these scenarios then join us for two hours of insights into the ways IT can improve your Business.

Tuesday 22ndJanuary 18:00-19:30
“Social Media Marketing: an introduction”  | Birkbeck lecturer Wendy Hein
Find out how social media marketing works with this talk and discussion. Wendy Hein is an internationally recognised marketing expert balancing teaching, research and practice.

Thursday 24th January 18:00-20:00
“Calling all Lab Ambassadors to the Library Lab”| Library Lab
Do you have an idea for a workshop but have never had the network? Want to test drive a seminar but don’t have the space? Cautious of your new creation and how to attract clients? Want to trial it first? Well, whatever your big idea, come and try it out at the Library Lab.

If people like it then you know you’re onto something.
If people LOVE it then you know you’re onto a winner!

In return for providing you with a reputable space and ready-made network to test-drive your big idea, we ask for your time to help make the Library Lab the best community HUB around! They say you don’t get something for nothing, but in this case, you do. By becoming one of our special ambassadors, in a field of your choice, for a minimum of just four hours a week, we in turn, help you become an ambassador for your own seminar, workshop idea or creation!

As an Ambassador you act as a host helping welcome visitors into this thriving community hub. Alongside this you could help us with social media or perhaps it’s events that are your thing. How about project management and planning? Wherever your skills and interests lie, we’ll try and find a space for them while you find a place happy to host your ideas –that’s us!

It’s a win, win situation!

To find out more, come to our Ambassadors’ event on 24th Jan 2013, 6-8 PM.

For details email: librarylab@architecture00.net

Tuesday 29TH January 10:30-13:00 “How to Setup and Design a website” | Come Fix my PC
So if you’re thinking of setting up a website for your business, you don’t need to be an IT geek, you just need to know a few useful tools and websites to tap into.

A website is a vital tool for any business, and can introduce your product or service to new audiences, as well as giving your customers confidence in your credibility.
  We will guide you, from start to finish, through the website set-up and design journey.

We’ll show you how to buy a website name (domain name); build and manage your website, whether basic or transactional ecommerce sites. We’ll touch on where to source content from and keep it updated.
  If you need to learn any of these areas for your business, then join us for two hours of inspiration and insights that will leave you with the confidence to go home and get started straight away.

 

DECEMBER EVENTS

Saturday 1 / 8 December   12:00-14:00
“UpCycle those old Christmas Decorations!”   |  Library Lab
Have you had Christmas decorations sitting in the back of the cupboard for years, and  always wanted to bring new life to old objects?! We’ll provide a fun workshop, reusing bits of material and glittery crafts to get the imagination going, and start the Christmas festivities, while saving money!
Just bring along your decoration and we can get creative…

Saturday 1 December  14:30-17:00
“Tune-In Group Coaching – Find Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges 2:00”  |  Illi
Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges,   With Illi Adato
This is a practical group coaching session which is open to anyone in the community who feels a need for a positive life change.
You are invited to bring a personal or a professional challenge or a goal you wish to work on in order to create a positive shift with.
Sharing with the rest if the group is optional.
Tune-In Coaching focuses you on discovering and using tools and ways to deal with areas such as health, self confidence, motivation, well-being, career, relationship and more, with ease and with professional guidance.
When working together you can expect to learn how to create solutions for facing any of life’s challenges. You can also learn how to Feel Great – for No particular reason – Yes You Can !
Illi Adato is an Advanced NLP Therapeutic Specialist & a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP , Hypnosis & Coaching. He is working one-to-one with clients in his local practice and run personal development workshops in The UK and overseas.
The session is offered free with optional donation

Monday 3 December, 18:00-20.30pm
“Brent Arts Networking Evening”  | Brent
Brent Council Arts Team are organising another networking evening for all those living or working in Brent who are involved in the arts whether that be music, visual arts, performing arts or film. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and find out what is happening in the area. Our guest speaker is local artist Faisal Abdu’Allah. As well as working internationally he’s currently busy on a commission at The Village School in Brent. Refreshments provided.

To book a place RSVP to  arts@brent.gov.uk

Tuesday 4 December  8:30-11:
Employer Partnership Business Breakfast  |  Employer Partnership
RSVP by Friday 30th November 2010
To:employerpartnership@brent.gov.uk

The Employer Partnership works with Brent businesses to promote economic growth in the borough. Each quarter the Partnership organises a business breakfast morning for local employers to meet and network with each other and hear presentations from selected speakers on topical issues affecting the business community.

We’re taking the Employer Partnership on the road this quarter and hosting our breakfast morning from the Library Lab in Willesden Green, a versatile pop up co-working space created as part of a wider project to improve Willesden High Road. The event will promote the achievements of how using empty or underused spaces can be effectively and innovatively used to deliver diverse projects. We’ll also look at the other exciting initiatives which are being developed by the new Willesden Green Team and how you and your business can get involved in this community and
business partnership.

Tuesday 4/ 11 December  13:00- 14:
“Tuesday Bake Take: Christmas Flavored” |  Library Lab
Food is always a great way to meet and also have a treat! Have you ever wanted an incentive to make something sweet, without the guilt of eating it all! Or maybe something savory is more preferable?! Whether you buy it, make it, or bake it, bring it along and share some food with your fellow co-workers at the Library Lab…

Tuesday 4  December, 18:00-20:
“Accountancy Services Guidance for Business Start – ups, freelancers, Sole traders and Small Businesses”  | Alice and Erdal
Are you receiving benefits and not sure how starting a new business will affect you?
Have you been made redundant?
Are you facing redundancy?
Are you a small business? Are you already trading?
Are you an entrepreneur?
Do you have an idea and are dreaming of working for yourself? Taking your career into your own hands. If you have a good
idea, there may be no better time to strike out alone
Not sure how to start or where to turn for help?
Are you a Limited company or in partnership?
Are you a cab driver?
Do you run a small service or provide small services?

If you answered yes to any of this question then this workshop is for you!
It would help you understand resources available for business start – ups and small established businesses.
What services can an accountant provide? What type of accountancy services do you require?
You will understand what services to seek, where and how to obtain them. i.e of a high street accountant, virtual accountant, Cloud accountant, bank, government..etc

Would you look for cheaper but effective advice and guidance?
What can the government do to you? What resources do they provide to help you start up?
Are you aware of various sources that are available in aiding you start up?
This workshop will clarify all this and more. It will help you decide on how to set up your business: advantages and disadvantages of setting up as a sole trader or a Limited company.

Please have your questions ready!
This workshop is run by: Alice Ekwalla: Entrepreneur, Credit Manager and Accountancy Services Consultant and Erdal Ulgur: Accountant.

Wednesday 5 / 12 December  11:00-13:
“The Winning CV – One to One advice : How to complete it and get results”  |  Audrey
Mirroring the words of the employer, also using powerful words can add weight to one’s CV…
Key points that will be addressed:
The CV  should be short, not longer than 2 pages
Key achievements highlighted.
Visual appearance
Consider skills, experience and role relevant to the job you are applying for
Text – the text of the CV should convey your suitability

Wednesday 5 December, 18:00-19:30
“Social Media Marketing: an introduction”  | Birkbeck lecturer Wendy Hein
Find out how social media marketing works with this talk and discussion. Wendy Hein is an internationally recognised marketing expert balancing teaching, research and practice.

Thursday  6  December, 18:00-20:
“Creativity and innovation workshop – get creative and stay creative!” | Gordon

Gordon Lamont is a content producer and writer who has worked extensively across radio, TV and the web for a variety of client organisations including BBC, Tate Galleries, The Actors Centre and many more. His popular BBC course, Developing Creative Content, ran for 10 years.

This session will introduce a range of creativity and innovation exercises giving you creative thinking tools that can be used whenever the creative juices seem to run dry – great for entrepreneurs, freelancers, team managers and anyone who appreciates the value of fresh and original thinking. Gordon is the author of a number of books including The Confidence Book (Sheldon 2007) and The Creative Path (Azure 2004).

Saturday 8 December  14:00- 17:
“Repair, Restart Drop In” |  Restart project

Join The Restart Project (http://therestartproject.org) as it returns to Willesden Green for a “Restart Party”, a community event bringing together volunteer repairers with people in need of repair and technical support for their computers, printers, phones and all kinds of other digital products. We don’t know if we can fix them, but we are happy to try! Restart Parties focus on collaboration, joint learning, so join the event if you want to help others with maintenance or advice on repairing their product. Everyone is welcome, and you don’t need to be an engineer in order to repair together with others. Alongside your malfunctioning electronic products, feel free to bring a cake or something to snack on – community repairers get hungry – Don’t despair, Just repair!

Thursday  11  December, 10:30-12:
Future Focus – Careers Workshop”  | Ainhoa Acosta from Birkbeck University
Whether you’re feeling stuck in your current job or are looking to fast-track your
progression, this workshop is designed to help you explore how further study can have a positive impact on your future.

This workshop will help you:
• Gain a more in-depth understanding of yourself and the importance of self awareness
in the current job market.
• Determine the main motivating factors in your career path to date
• Explore your personality and how it influences your career choices
• Explore the graduate destinations of Birkbeck students to inspire career transition

Thursday  13  December 17:30 – 19:00
“Freelancers Festive Feast”  | Library Lab
You may not be bogged down in the 9-5 or have those watercooler moments, but that shouldn’t mean you miss out on the Christmas office party! Come and celebrate with your co-workers for our Lab Christmas Party. Bring some drinks and food to help the celebration along!

Wednesday  19  December, 13:00-16:
Time Bank Mingle… with a Christmas Jingle!”  | Certitude 
This event will be used to promote Time Bank in Brent and be an opportunity to network and increase exchanges that take place. We will have guest speakers, group activities and snacks and refreshments.

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Tuesday 6 / 13 / 20 / 27 November, 13:00-14:
“Tuesday Bake Take” |  Library Lab
Food is always a great way to meet and also have a treat! Have you ever wanted an incentive to make something sweet, without the guilt of eating it all! Or maybe something savory is more preferable?! Whether you buy it, make it, or bake it, bring it along and share some food with your fellow co-workers at the Library Lab…

Tuesday 13 November, 18:00-20:
“Interview techniques 2:0”  |  Audrey
The objective of the Job Interview Techniques session will be to share information with  job seeking candidates to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare and enable them to perform confidently and effectively at Job Interviews.

The session will cover various aspects of the Job Interview process, for example:-

  • The importance of a winning and an effective CV
  • The importance of preparation for the Interview and what to expect and how to prepare.
  • The Interview process and the various steps.
  • Likely questions to expect and how to answer them.
  • The employer’s expectation and key skills required by the employer.
  • Skills the prospective employer has to offer
  • How to speak confidently when answering questions
  • Key questions to ask the Interviewer.
  • How to plan ahead and move on

Wednesday 14 / 28 November, 11:00-13:
“Proofreading session with Audrey  – One to One advice”  |  Audrey
Are you a student writing your final paper? Maybe your putting together your business plan? or even trying to create that winning CV?
Audrey will offer a taster session on how to really put together a clear and well written piece of text.
This is an advice session that will give you life long skills!

Thursday 15 November, 10:30-13:
“How to setup & Design a website”  | Come Fix my PC
So if you’re thinking of setting up a website for your business, you don’t need to be an IT geek, you just need to know a few useful tools and websites to tap into.
A website is a vital tool for any business, and can introduce your product or service to new audiences, as well as giving your customers confidence in your credibility.
We will guide you, from start to finish, through the website set-up and design journey. We’ll show you how to buy a website name (domain name); build and manage your website, whether basic or transactional ecommerce sites. We’ll touch on where to source content from and keep it updated.
If you need to learn any of these areas for your business,  then join us for two hours of inspiration and insights that will leave you with the confidence to go home and get started straight away.

Tuesday 20 November, 10:30-13:
“Using IT in Business”  | Come Fix my PC
Are you starting up in business or already established? Do you want to know how to run your business more efficiently?
Your time is a valuable commodity and having the right tools or understanding will enable you to make better decisions.
We will show you how to make your business run smoothly by implementing some simple tools.
These are every day tools and are aimed at the everyday users.
Having the right solution can improve productivity and save you from tasks that may seem laborious, or on the other hand you may be seeing some good improvements but want to stay ahead.
If you can relate to any of these scenarios then join us for two hours of insights into the ways IT can improve your Business.

Tuesday 20 November  18:00-20:00
“Language Exchange Networking Event 2:0 ” | Library Lab
Due to the success of our first Language exchange, we’ve decided to host a second one this month! We will have music and food, as well as break-out practice sessions.. and give you a tool get started with your language exchange! If you know a language?  maybe more? and would you like to learn a language…? This is your chance to meet new people as part of a language exchange networking event at the library Lab….

Tuesday 22 November, 18:00-20:
“Tune-In Group Coaching – Find Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges”  |  Illi
Tools and Strategies for Your Goals and Challenges,   With Illi Adato
This is a practical group coaching session which is open to anyone in the community who feels a need for a positive life change.
You are invited to bring a personal or a professional challenge or a goal you wish to work on in order to create a positive shift with.
Sharing with the rest if the group is optional.
Tune-In Coaching focuses you on discovering and using tools and ways to deal with areas such as health, self confidence, motivation, well-being, career, relationship and more, with ease and with professional guidance.
When working together you can expect to learn how to create solutions for facing any of life’s challenges. You can also learn how to Feel Great – for No particular reason – Yes You Can !
Illi Adato is an Advanced NLP Therapeutic Specialist & a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP , Hypnosis & Coaching. He is working one-to-one with clients in his local practice and run personal development workshops in The UK and overseas.
The session is offered free with optional donation

Tuesday 27 November, 10:30-12:30
“Saving Money Online”  |  Come Fix my PC
Ever wanted to know how money is made on-line with eBay, Amazon? Curious about the other opportunities that exist? Or are you having problems managing them and keeping track of your items?
If so join us for two hours of inspiration and insights as we’ll show you the strategies to find and manage your online sales business.
We’ll also uncover ways to find and buy new stock at low prices, that you can then re-sell on your ebay or Amazon shop, and still make healthy return on your investment

Tuesday 27 November, 18:00-20:
YOU ARE YOUR BRAND! Exclusive training for women. ”  | The Circle
Everything you know about branding but never thought applied to you. How can you differentiate yourself from others? We all have things we love doing and that we’re great at, but can you really paid to do that?  We believe that everyone can turn their passion into a successful career.

Find out how you can attract the opportunities you’re dreaming of. This workshop helps you access a world of opportunities by discovering your unique strengths and hidden talents.

Book your place now!

This workshop is hosted by The Circle and is a women’s only event. The Circle works to empower and support women who are committed and and motivated to transform their lives. The workship will be lead by Noam Kostucki, co-founder of three social enterprises, author of two business books and runner up UK Business Speaker of the Year 2011. He has worked with Yale University, Associations of Chief Executives, Directory of Social Change  and Tata Consulting. Find out more on www.about.me/noamkos

Thursday 29 November,, 10:30-12:30
“Safeguarding your business ”  |  Come Fix my PC 
Computer & Internet crime is on the increase and business’ need to be aware of what they are up against.
You dont need to be an  IT geek to be able to combat this sort of crime, you just need to know a few useful tools, websites and precautionary measures to implement.
Join us for two hours of inspiration and insights that will leave you with the confidence to go home and get started straight away.


OCTOBER  EVENTS

Friday 19/ 26 October  18:00 -20:00
“How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone http://paintmine.com/

SESSION MOVED You can re-book via this link for sessions held at Paintmine Ltd, Unit 3, Queen’s Parade, Willesden Green for a nominal fee of £10  http://paintmine.com/class/tenner-fridays/2012-10-19.

A website is a combination of business card, product catalog and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary. Limited Places. Please feel free to bring your own laptop to avoid disappointment!

Thursday 11 October 18:00- 20:
“Make a Difference at Interviews – How to Stand out and Shine!”  | Audrey
The objective of the Job Interview Techniques session will be to share information with  job seeking candidates to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare and enable them to perform confidently and effectively at Job Interviews.

The session will cover various aspects of the Job Interview process, for example:-

  • The importance of a winning and an effective CV
  • The importance of preparation for the Interview and what to expect and how to prepare.
  • The Interview process and the various steps.
  • Likely questions to expect.
  • The employer’s expectation and key skills required by the employer.
  • Skills the prospective employer has to offer
  • How to answer tricky questions

Friday 12/ 26  October 13:00 – 15:  
“One to One Tax Advice” | Nasser
Tax Advice for the self-employed, start-ups and small businesses

Tuesday 16 October  18:00-20:00
“Language Exchange Networking Event” | Library Lab
Do you know a language? Would you like to learn a language? This is your chance to meet new people as part of a language exchange networking event at the library Lab. Come along between 18:00-20:00

Wednesday 10 / 24 October  11:00-13:
“The Winning CV – One to One advice : How to complete it and get results”  |  Audrey
Mirroring the words of the employer, also using powerful words can add weight to one’s CV…
Key points that will be addressed:
The CV  should be short, not longer than 2 pages
Key achievements highlighted.
Visual appearance
Consider skills, experience and role relevant to the job you are applying for
Text – the text of the CV should convey your suitability

Thursday 18 October 18:00-20:
“Social Media”   | Marco
Social media offers freelancers and small/medium size businesses fantastic opportunities to build relationships and with customers, intermediaries, new hires and business partners.

The aim of this program is to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to successfully use social media as an integrated part of their business development and marketing efforts.
1. Defining and prioritising your target market and contacts
2. ​Selecting the right social media to fit your market, your strategy, your resources and your brand
3. ​Using your chosen media to provide knowledge, build relationships with new and existing clients, connect with key influencers, potential hires and business partners.

Saturday 20 October 10:30-12:30
“Work Free – who says business + babies don’t mix?! Creche for 0-4 year-olds, for parents using the Library Lab” | Work Free
Parents can meet and work within the Library Lab, leaving their 0-4 year olds with our CRB-checked professional staff for up to 2 hours, between 1030 and 1230.
You will need to provide all food, drinks, nappies etc, and also read and complete registration forms – which we will email to you – before settling your child(ren).

Thursday 25 October  18:00 -20:
“Pitching your business”  | Marco
Whether you are a freelance consultant or run a small to medium size business, at some point you will probably have to pitch for a new contract, a new client or to gain finance. For some this is a once a year experience, for others this can be as often as a weekly event.

This session will aim to provide participants with tools, techniques and tips so that they can more confidently pitch their business in competitive beauty parades and informal situations.

It will cover :
Scoping the client’s needs
Preparing a strong and client focused written proposal
Making a high impact presentation
Gaining feedback and learning from your experience


SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Tuesday 4 September  11:00 -13:  / 17:00 – 19:00
Share your ideas : Are you retired? | Target Group Consultation for WGCCS
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Wednesday 5th 18:00 – 20:
Exhibition Launch: Unlimited Wonderful | Coco Rococo

Tereza Haszprunarova  Tereza (Coco Rococo) is young and fresh London based freelance photographer specializing in advertising and fashion photography with overlaps to modern art.Her deepest desire is to create beautiful images that would appeal to human mind and help people discover or rediscover the wealth of visual food for human soul.

Unlimited Wonderful

Unlimited Wonderful is world where

old ways of perception are torn apart

and replaced with new ones.

Where every day expectations

are transformed into something

transcendental and ethereal.

Coming with inspiration that

burst out from within but without

traceable origin …

… unexpected connections bring

reality where „makes perfect sense“

and „makes no sense“ are equal.

Coco Rococo

Tereza Haszprunarova

www.coco-rococo.com

Thursday 6 September 18:00-20:
Share your ideas : Small & Medium Enterprises  | Target Group Consultation for WGCCS
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Friday 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 September  18:00 -20:
“How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone http://paintmine.com/
A website is a combination of a business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary.

This could be your first session, or your fourth, Corbin will guide you at all levels. But please note that the general level of the classes will be for beginners, and only using wordpress!
There are limited places if you would like to use our laptops, but please feel free to bring your own laptop to avoid disappointment!

If you need to cancel your place, please do so using eventbrite so someone else can be lucky enough to attend!

Wednesday 11 September 14:00-16:
“Want to change your life? ‘Dream On’ It’s never too late to get what you want: Book Club” | Joyanna
This book club enters the second month with:
Change Your Life – 10 Steps to Get What You Want, by John Bird

This isn’t your average book group ! This is a group to help you fulfil your dreams and work towards a better future!
This exciting book club will inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals, and help you to be successful in every area of your life. No matter where you are in life, take action! There will be something for you in this book club!
No need to bring a book, just yourself!

Tuesday 11 September 17:00-20:
Share your ideas: Community Groups WGCC Consultation
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Wednesday 12  / 26 September 11:00-13:
“”The Winning CV – One to One advice : How to complete it and get results””  |  Audrey

Mirroring the words of the employer, also using powerful words can add weight to one’s CV…

Key points that will be addressed:

The CV  should be short, not longer than 2 pages
Key achievements highlighted.
Visual appearance
Consider skills, experience and role relevant to the job you are applying for
Text – the text of the CV should convey your suitability

Thursday 13 September 18:00-20:
Share your ideas: Migrant & Ethnic Communities in Brent | Target Group Consultation for WGCCS
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Friday 14 / 28  September 13:00 – 15:  
“One to One Tax Advice” | Nasser
Tax Advice for the self-employed, start-ups and small businesses

Tuesday 18 September 17:00- 20:
Share your ideas : Teens | Target Group Consultation for WGCCS
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Wednesday 19 September  18:00-21
“Business Boost for a Better Brent : Networking Event”  |  Library Lab
Library Lab presents an evening full of opportunities, inspiration, and networking to make your business flourish!
Whether you are an established business, or you just have an exciting idea to be developed, you can’t miss inspiring speakers, exhibition stalls and networking that gives you a real boost to your future plans in Brent.

Thursday 20 September  9:30 – 12:
Share your ideas : Young Families | Target Group Consultation for WGCCS
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Saturday 22 September 10:30-12:30
Work Free – who says business + babies don’t mix?! Creche for 0-4 year-olds, for parents using the Library Lab | Work Free 
Parents can meet and work within the Library Lab, leaving their 0-4 year olds with our CRB-checked professional staff for up to 2 hours, between 1030 and 1230.

You will need to provide all food, drinks, nappies etc, and also read and complete registration forms – which we will email to you – before settling your child(ren).

Tuesday 25 September  17:00- 20:
Share your ideas : All  Ages | Target Group Consultation for WGCCS
Please go to: librarylab.eventbrite.com to find  out more detailed information and book your place!

Wednesday 26 September 18:00-20:
“Trading Structures – which one is right for your business?”|  Lynda Tay

The most commonly used business trading structures in the UK are Sole Trader, Limited Company, Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership. Discuss and compare the factors which need to be considered when selecting a trading structure. The factors to be addressed are Formation requirements, Legal / Statutory obligations and Taxation implications and any costs associated with each of these factors.

Thursday 27 September 18:00 – 20:
“Brent Arts Networking Evening 2:0” |  Brent Arts Team

Brent Council Arts Team are organising another Arts Networking Evening for all those who live or work in Brent and are involved in the arts.


AUGUST EVENTS

Friday 3 / 10 / 17 / 24 / 31  18:00 – 20:
“How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone http://paintmine.com/
A website is a combination of business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary. Limited Places. Please feel free to bring your own laptop to avoid disappointment!

Monday 6 / 13/ 20 August 13:00-15:
“One to One Tax Advice” | Nasser Brown
Tax Advice for the self-employed, start-ups and small businesses

Tuesday 7 August 18:00- 20:
“How to promote and make your WordPress” | Nayl  (ID19 .co.uk)
You started a blog and published content, what strategies do you need to make sure that your blog stands apart?  This practical workshop covers the major aspects right from starting the website, hosting, social media promotion, search engine optimization to additional online marketing

Wednesday  8 August 11:00- 20:00 All day event
Willesden Green Cultural Centre – Drop in workshop | BRENT
The Council propose to host a one day consultation event in August looking at the latest designs for the WGCC and to present proposals for further workshops to be held in September. The aim of this extended consultation period is to ensure that all stakeholders are involved in the detailed design of the proposed WGCC in terms of what the building could look like and also what activities take place in the building
No need to book !

Thursday 9 August  17:30 – 19:30
Accounting for Non-Accountant ” | Ivan FAVENNEC
Company Accounts will be presented in a completely new light. No jargon, no meaningless acronyms, no mental torture and embarrassment, just plain English and common sense. For the first time, you won’t need to be a professional to understand the meaning of company accounts. You will relax, be yourself and have fun!

Tuesday 14 / 21 August  14:00-16:
“Want to change your life? ‘Dream On’ It’s never too late to get what you want: Book Club” | Joyanna
This isn’t your average book group ! This is a group to help you fulfil your dreams and work towards a better future!

This exciting book club will inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals, and help you to be successful in every area of your life. No matter where you are in life, take action! There will be something for you in this book club!

No need to bring a book, just yourself!

Tuesday 14 August 18:00 – 20:
“Plan Your Own Success – Introduction to Business Planning Workshop” | Linda Eziquiel
How ambitious are you? Ambitious enough to spend some time planning your own success? This workshop covers the critical elements of business planning, including:

– Why you need a business plan
– How to go about developing your plan
– Techniques for creating a realistic financial plan

What will you gain?

– Knowledge of why good planning is critical and how to go about it
– An understanding of the emotional Selling Points that will give you sales
– Methods for mapping your ideal customer or clients
– Ideas on how to reach your target customers or clients
– Information on how to create a realistic financial growth plan for your business
– A Business Success Workbook – to create a simple business plan for a small business.

Admission Free.  Opportunity for Networking.

Thursday 16 16:00-20: / Wednesday 22 17:00 -20: / Thursday 30 17:00 – 20:
“The Cubs workshops – For young creatives” |
Workshops for young people which focus on fashion design and illustration, photography, graphic design, social media and PR and goal setting. For each event there will be a young speaker and mentors and speakers within the industry of the field.

Tuesday 21 August  17:00 – 20:
“Coder Dojo London” | Coder Dojo
Coder Dojo is a non-profit organisation which runs free computer codding clubs for kids. Sessions are lead by a “champion” -a volunteer Web developer-who decides what aspect of computer programming he or she would like to teach. He/she delivers the class in the style of an informal lecture. Other Web developers who act as mentors are on hand to sit with kids throughout the session to show them how to use the code and to help them through any difficult parts.
Book here: http://coder-dojo-london.eventbrite.com/

 
Thursday 23 August 18:00-20:
“Ebay and Enterprise” | Vijay Amin
Do you have a hobby that could earn you some money via EBay Trading?

Would you like to start your own business but don’t know where to start? If yes ABI Associates invites you to a short informative seminar on making money via Ebay trading.


JULY EVENTS

Tuesday 3 / 17 /31 July 15:00-17:
“Womens job hunting and business Support drop in sessions” | The Circle UK
The Circle works to empower and support local women to achieve their full social and economic potential. Join us every other Tuesday starting 10 April from 2 – 6pm at the Library Lab for: Women’s Creative Collective: for women looking to turn their creative skills into a source of income. We will help you explore ideas and opportunities to turn your creative skills into work that can make you
money and fit into your life. What we do each week is determined by you. This is a space for you to explore your creative and business ideas and use our resources and networks to develop them. Tell us what you need and we will do our best to make it happen! One Suit at a Time: for women looking for employment and want support in job-hunting and preparing for interviews. This will be a space where you can look for jobs, get a second opinion on applications and your CV and talk about your goals. Join us to talk through the role, practice interview questions and pick up some free interview- appropriate clothes from our collection. We want to help you feel confident on the inside and out!


Tuesday 3 July 18:00- 20:
“Meditation and Spiritual Discourse” | Laura Troupe

There will be a short introduction to begin so i know if people have meditated before and if so in which way. We will meditate for a couple of minutes to clear our minds then i will introduce people to this technique of meditation, meditation upon the heart. We will meditate for about 15 mins then I will ask people how they found the meditation and what happened. I will then give people a bit more inside into the reasons for practicing this way and an introduction into the philosophy of Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India. Following the discussion we will meditate again for a bit longer and then I will give people a bit of guidance as to how to deepen their practice.

Wednesday 4 / 11 / 18 / 25 July, 13:00-16:
“Coaching drop in sessions” | Matthew Mehra
Drop in sessions for local migrants who have an entrepreneurial idea, but don’t know where to start. By helping to search a range of relevant information and acting as an advocate, it is hoped that the person will become aware of any barriers and opportunities that may present themselves. Through continued support and developing relationships, the aim is to help build confidence that will give members of the migrant community a head start in realizing their objective.

Wednesday 11 / 18 / 25 July 16:00-18:
“One to One Tax Advice” | Nasser Brown
Tax Advice for the self-employed, start-ups and small businesses

Friday  13 / 20 / 27 July 18:00- 20:
“How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone

A website is a combination of business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary. Limited Places. Please feel free to bring your own laptop to avoid disappointment!

Tuesday 17 July 18:00- 20:
“Internet Marketing : How to promote your website” | Nayl Benadam
So you’ve created a website, and now you don’t know what to do with it.!!!

This workshop is about online marketing; to help people find new sources of traffic for their website or blog, and to shed some light on some of the best resources related to each method of promotion

– The fundamentals of SEO that will get you found in search engines
– Social Media as part of your online marketing
-Promoting your products or services by email
-Affiliate marketing : a powerful internet marketing tool
-How to get your website listed and found on mobile devices
-Other methods of promotion
-Conclusion

Thursday 26  July 18:00- 20:
“The magic of Retails : the secrets they wont tell you ” | Quentin Johns 

In the ten years that Quentin managed one of the worlds largest retailers of magic products he learnt a trick or two about how to sell. On the 26th of July he will be running a workshop on themagic of retail. He will be sharing some of his secrets on visual merchandising, customer relation and most importantly the guarded secrets of a good sales pitch. Quite simply this is how to turn passers by into browsers and browsers into buyers.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday 31 July 18:00- 20:
“? Starting a Business A Step by Step guide to Getting the Basics Right” | Jacy Stewert
The event is aimed at : Pre-Starts, Start Up and Established business and consist of the various ways of funding your business/enterprise and the different sources of Finance option available. .

The event will Include: The business plan and why it’s so useful
Choosing the type of business (sole trader, partnership, limited company and so on)
Naming the business
Identifying aims for the business
How the business is going to be run
Legal responsibilities


JUNE EVENTS

Friday 1 / 15  June 18:00- 20:
“How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone
A website is a combination of business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary. Limited Places. Please feel free to bring your own laptop to avoid dissapointment!

Wednesday  6/ 13/ 20 June, 10.00-13:
“Coaching drop in sessions” | Matthew Mehra
Drop in sessions for local migrants who have an entrepreneurial idea, but don’t know where to start. By helping to search a range of relevant information and acting as an advocate, it is hoped that the person will become aware of any barriers and opportunities that may present themselves. Through continued support and developing relationships, the aim is to help build confidence that will give members of the migrant community a head start in realizing their objective.

Wednesday 6 June 14.00-18:
Tuesday 19 June 14.00-18:
“Womens job hunting and business Support drop in sessions” | The Circle UK
The Circle works to empower and support local women to achieve their full social and economic potential. Join us every other Tuesday starting 10 April from 2 – 6pm at the Library Lab for: Women’s Creative Collective: for women looking to turn their creative skills into a source of income. We will help you explore ideas and opportunities to turn your creative skills into work that can make you money and fit into your life. What we do each week is determined by you.This is a space for you to explore your creative and business ideas and use our resources and networks to develop them. Tell us what you need and we will do our best to make it happen! One Suit at a Time: for women looking for employment and want support in job-hunting and preparing for interviews.This will be a space where you can look for jobs, get a second opinion on applications and your CV and talk about your goals. Join us to talk through the role, practice interview questions and pick up some free interview-appropriate clothes from our collection. We want to help you feel confident on the inside and out!

7 June 18:00-20:
“Taxes for the self-employed” | (HMRC)
Taxation can be one of the most confusing parts of being self-employed. HMRC are here to help demystify sorting out your taxes.

8 June 18:00-20: 
“Belonging and belongings”  Public exhibition launch |  MRN
Migrants’ Rights Network is organising a community exhibition at the Library Lab in Willesden Green Library Centre. The exhibition will be about your experiences of living in Brent and making it home http://belongingandbelongings.eventbrite.com/

Friday 8 June 9:00-11:
“Morning session: How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone
A website is a combination of business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary. Limited Places. Please feel free to bring your own laptop to avoid dissapointment!

MATHS Monday 11th June 18:00-20:
“Make Friend with Maths | Zohreh Moosavi
This session demonstrates that it is never late to learn numeracy, and it is not a scary and difficult subject to learn. Students can enjoy learning numeracy in daily life matters such as DIY work, shopping figures etc. This event will boost the students’ confidence by involving them in interesting team work activities. A number of tools and games are used to turn maths challenges into lots of fun.

Thursday 14th June, 18:00 – 20:
“Fight For Your Dreams Workshop”   | Charmaine Smith
Do you want positive changes in your life, despite your current circumstances? If you are serious about making your dreams a reality and overcoming the obstacles in your life then this is the workshop for you. Charmaine Smith ,LLB Hons has been mentored by Les Brown, one of the Top Motivational Speakers in the world; Is the No1 Best Selling Co-Author of Fight For Your Dreams, The Power of Never Giving up with Les Brown; Has in depth knowledge and experience of helping others to achieve their true potential. No dream is too big, JUST DO IT!!”

18-24 June 2012 | A global celebration of “A good week”  www.agoodweek.com/
Monday 18th June,18:00-20:

Monday 18 June, 18:00-20:
“Cash-flow modelling using Excel” (Andy Chapman)
A free Business Clinic for anyone interested in modelling the future cash flows of their business or social enterprise comprising of a one hour talk on the basic principles of business cash flows and modelling them using MS Excel, followed by in-depth Q&A session.

Tuesday 19 June, 18:00-20:
“Garvey + Rasta + Music = Better Communities” |  British Black Music
A panel-less discussion on the role of music within Garveyism, the influence of Garveyism upon Rastafarianism and music, particularly roots reggae, and the positive outcome upon various musicial and faith communities. http://bbmm2012garvey.eventbrite.com

Wednesday  20 June, 18:00-20
“Feel Good Yoga” | A Very Good Company
A Good Week, the global celebration of Good 18-24th June, invites you to 2 1 hour drop in yoga sessions at the Library Lab. Shake of the stresses of the day/week/year and get your body moving! www.averygoodcompany.org
http://goodyoga.eventbrite.com/

Thursday  21 June, 18:00-20:
“A good film : The Truth that wasn’t there  | A Very Good Company
To celebrate A Good Week, the global celebration of Good 18-24th June, A Very Good Company is working with the Library Lab to put on A Good Film. We’ll be showing “The Truth that wasn’t there, a documentary about the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s civil war, accompanied by a panel of experts to answer any questions you may have.http://goodfilm.eventbrite.com/

Monday 25 June, 17:30-19:00
“Gladstone School: briefing for potential parents”
This is an invitation-only event to introduce the Gladstone School project to interested potential parents.

Tuesday 26 June, 18:00-20:
“Brent Arts Networking Evening” |  Brent Arts Team
Brent Arts Team are organising the first of what we hope will be regular quarterly networking sessions for people involved in the arts in Brent – whether that be music, dance, visual arts, craft, film and theatre.
It will be a good way of finding out who is doing what in the local area and how we might be able to support each other.

Wednesday 27 June, 18:00-20:
“The ABC of CBT” | Elaine Iljon Foreman
An interactive workshop learning about the nature of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – where it
comes from and how useful it can be as a means of regaining control of your life.
Copies of Self Help books on Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Fear of Flying, and applying CBT, written by Elaine Iljon Foreman, will be available for purchase.

MATHS Monday 28 June, 17:30- 19:30
“Brief overview : GCSE and A Level Maths”   | Kumar Balasingham
‘The fundamental difference of this talk is that I would try to answer the questions of How and Why, which are usually left out of the teaching and even from the text books.’

This is a free two hours lecture in selected topics in the GCSE and A Level Maths.Ideas and concepts would be introduced and analysed in detail giving a much better understanding and insight into Maths that would empower the students to have a belief in themselves and would enable and encourage them in their GCSE and A Level Maths


MAY EVENTS

Tuesday 2 May, 18:30 – 20:
“TownTeam Meeting” |  Meanwhile Space

All those living or working in Willesden are invited to a first session from 6.30 – 8.00 pm on Tuesday 1st May to be held at the Library Lab (the old Gigi cafe) in Willesden Green Library Centre. This meeting will give everyone the chance to talk about their vision for Willesden, exchange ideas and sign up to the idea of building a Town Team to take these ideas forward.

Wednesday 3  13:00-15:00 / 9 May, 18:00-20:
“Belonging and Belongings: Community Meeting” |  Christopher Huynh
Belonging and Belongings: Community Meeting Be part of a local exhibition about the history and diversity of Brent. Meet new people and share your experiences and memories of living in Brent. Migrants’ Rights Network is organising a community exhibition at the Library Lab in Willesden Green Library Centre. The exhibition will be about your experiences of living in Brent and making it home.

Thursdays  3 / 10 / 17 / 24 / 31 May, 10.00-13:
 “Coaching drop in sessions” | Matthew Mehra
Drop in sessions for local migrants who have an entrepreneurial idea, but don’t know where to start. By helping to search a range of relevant information and acting as an advocate, it is hoped that the person will become aware of any barriers and opportunities that may present themselves. Through continued support and developing relationships, the aim is to help build confidence that will give members of the migrant community a head start in realizing their objective.

Thursday 3 May, 18:00 – 20:
“Belonging and belongings: community Meeting” | Christopher Huyhn
Belonging and Belongings: Community Meeting Be part of a local exhibition about the history and diversity of Brent. Meet new people and share your experiences and memories of living in Brent. Migrants’ Rights Network is organising a community exhibition at the Library Lab in Willesden Green Library Centre. The exhibition will be about your experiences of living in Brent and making it home.

Thursday 3 May, 18:00 – 20:
“How to leverage LinkedIn” | Nathalie Nahai
Power your next career move with this LinkedIn clinic! Discover the strategies and psychological secrets to growing your network, reputation and profit, with instant, measurable results. Limited places – please book on eventbrite.

Tuesday 8 May, 12- 14:30 |  17:30-20:
 “Introduction to Reflexology and how it helps you to cope with stress!”|  Chetna Khetani
Discover Reflexology and how may help you personally? Learn how to cope with stress naturally Experience a taster session Get to know your Reflexologist Chetna Chance for attendees to browse, ask questions, visit the table and book for taster session.

Tuesdays 8 / 22 May, 14.00-18:
“Womens job hunting and business Support drop in sessions” | The Circle UK
The Circle works to empower and support local women to achieve their full social and economic potential. Join us every other Tuesday starting 10 April from 2 – 6pm at the Library Lab for: Women’s Creative Collective: for women looking to turn their creative skills into a source of income. We will help you explore ideas and opportunities to turn your creative skills into work that can make you money and fit into your life. What we do each week is determined by you.This is a space for you to explore your creative and business ideas and use our resources and networks to develop them. Tell us what you need and we will do our best to make it happen! One Suit at a Time: for women looking for employment and want support in job-hunting and preparing for interviews.This will be a space where you can look for jobs, get a second opinion on applications and your CV and talk about your goals. Join us to talk through the role, practice interview questions and pick up some free interview-appropriate clothes from our collection. We want to help you feel confident on the inside and out!

Wednesday 9 May 9:00- 17:
“Work Free at the Library Lab |  Creche Launch”
The Work Free creche will be open within the Library Lab from 9-5, Monday to Friday – come and leave your children in our capable hands whilst you get some some work done! It is free of charge, and you must stay within the building. Bookings for the 9 crèche places will be made through Gaynor, via email,phone or in person at the Library Lab. contact 07799337475 or gaynorworkingfree@gmail.com meet work deadlines | read a book | make your important calls | research update your portfolio or CV | meet new friends | catch up on paperwork network and create new alliances | find a job | meet potential clients inspire others | develop your business plans | learn new skills free of charge | use it for 4 hours or less ages 0-4 | parents must stay within the Library Lab qualified and checked staff | safe for your child to play | fun

Thursday  10 / 24 May 18:00- 20:
“How to create & run your own website for beginners with PaintMine” | Corbin Featherstone
A website is a combination of business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package. It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary. Limited Places. Please feel free to bring your own laptop

Tuesday, 15 May, 18:00 – 20:
“Design Surgery 2.0”  | Yogesh Taylor
Ever wondered what on earth goes on inside a designer’s head? Why they have come up with something completely different to what you asked for? It’s like they don’t listen… Join Yogesh Taylor as he firstly apologies for this and attempts to explain why this happens. Participants will then be asked to work in pairs, taking in turns to act as the designer and the client. Hopefully by the end of the surgery you’ll have a better understanding not of how to come up with a great final product but the importance of creating the right brief.

Thursday, 17th May / 14th June, 18:00 – 20:
“Fight For Your Dreams Workshop”   | Charmaine Smith
Do you want positive changes in your life, despite your current circumstances? If you are serious about making your dreams a reality and overcoming the obstacles in your life then this is the workshop for you. Charmaine Smith ,LLB Hons has been mentored by Les Brown, one of the Top Motivational Speakers in the world; Is the No1 Best Selling Co-Author of Fight For Your Dreams, The Power of Never Giving up with Les Brown; Has in depth knowledge and experience of helping others to achieve their true potential. No dream is too big, JUST DO IT!!

Thursday 22 May, 18:00-20:
“Unemployed? Have a great idea? ”  | Jacy
Stewart The event is for those who are unemployed and in receipt of JSA or ESA who are interested in setting up their own business/social enterprise and gaining a level 2 qualification. Both the Event and the Course are free to those who are eligible.

Friday 25 May 9:00 – 17:
“High Street Camp”  | Meanwhile
Are you part of a Town Team, have you bid to become one of the Portas Pilots, or are you just someone who wants to get on and improve the centre of your community? If so, then High Street Camp, on Friday 25 May, is for you! High Street Camp (#highstcamp on Twitter) is an unconference – a chance for people who want to get things done to get together, hear from people who’ve already had a go, share experiences and come up with new ideas. You can register at our Eventbrite page: http://highstcamp.eventbrite.co.uk

MATHS Monday 28 May, 17:00-18:00
“GCSE Maths prep classes” | Mirza Taimuri
Classes held in one hour intervals in preparation for GCSE examination for the young locals.

Tuesday 29 May, 18:00 -20:
“Write the perfect CV” | Julien Smith
Competition for jobs is fiercer than it’s ever been – so how can you increase your chances of getting an interview? It’s all down to the CV and how your present yourself. This 2-hour workshop will teach you all of the top tips to turn a tired CV into a modern masterpiece, and help re-energise your job hunting. Help will also focus on where to look for roles, how to apply, and how to stand out from the crowd.

Julian Smith has almost 12 years’ recruitment expertise, has worked on more than 5,000 roles and seen more than half a million CVs. Maybe it’s time he took a look at yours?

Wednesday, 30 May, 18:30-20:
“Willesden Green Town Team” | Meanwhile
Building on the support for the idea shown at the open discussion on 1st May we can move forward to make the Town Team take shape.
All members of the community are welcome. Please come along…

Thursday, 31st May, 18:00 – 20:
“Rhythmic Remedy Natural Health & Wellbeing” | Pearl Jordan
Rhythmic Remedy (R.R) is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing with a twist, that is, movement and dance. The sessions work on all rhythms mind, body and soul guiding participants to a healthier and active lifestyle. A key feature is to recognise physical, mental and emotional imbalances bringing clarity through focused discussion. Pearl Jordan provides practical self-help tools to take into daily life. The sessions are accessible, informative, relaxing and enthused with fun. Available to women aged 16+ this is your time to focus on YOU, your health and wellbeing needs.
Please bring trainers / comfortable shoes and clothes to wear!
Costs: £5.00


PAST EVENTS
Tuesday 3 April, 18.00-20:
“Create a business plan you can be proud of”
 | Jerry Creedon   

Whether you are a start-up seeking funding, an established business looking to extend a bank loan, or mapping the future a well thought out business plan will help you succeed. This workshop highlights some common mistakes, provides a framework for writing a business plan, and how to build a business plan model on MS Excel. The workshop will open with a one hour talk followed by an in-depth Q & A.

Thursdays 5 / 12 / 19 April, 10.00-13:
“Coaching drop in sessions” | Matthew Mehra  

Drop in sessions for local migrants who have an entrepreneurial idea, but don’t know where to start. By helping to search a range of relevant information and acting as an advocate, it is hoped that the person will become aware of any barriers and opportunities that may present themselves. Through continued support and developing relationships, the aim is to help build confidence that will give members of the migrant community a head start in realizing their objective.

Saturdays 7 / 14 / 21 April, 12.00-14:
Hippolytan Project: Pop-Up Dojo – £10.00″ | Hippolytan Project 

Self-defence training focused on women and LGBT groups in London. We incorporate kickboxing training with Wing Chun Gung Fu and Filipino arts such as Kali/Eskrima, to provide a complete system of defence against strikes, grappling and knife attacks. As well as practical self-defence, the classes are fun and a good cardio-vascular workout.

Saturdays 7 / 14 / 21 April, 15.00-17:
“How to create & run your own website for beginners  with PaintMine”|Corbin Featherstone 

A website is a combination of business card, product catalogue and advertising banner all rolled into one interactive package.

It runs 24hrs a day, is available to be viewed by millions of potential customers and often costs less to run than a mobile phone. Learn the basics of setting up a website. No experience necessary.

Tuesdays 10 / 24 April, 14.00-18:
“Job hunting and business Support drop in sessions” | The Circle UK 

The Circle works to empower and support local women to achieve their full social and economic potential. Join us every other Tuesday starting 10 April from 2 – 6pm at the Library Lab for:

Women’s Creative Collective: for women looking to turn their creative skills into a source of income. We will help you explore ideas and opportunities to turn your creative skills into work that can make you money and fit into your life. What we do each week is determined by you.This is a space for you to explore your creative and business ideas and use our resources and networks to develop them. Tell us what you need and we will do our best to make it happen!

One Suit at a Time: for women looking for employment and want support in job-hunting and preparing for interviews.This will be a space where you can look for jobs, get a second opinion on applications and your CV and talk about your goals. Join us to talk through the role, practice interview questions and pick up some free interview-appropriate clothes from our collection. We want to help you feel confident on the inside and out!

website: http://thecircle.org.uk/ via email at info@thecircle.org.uk or twitter @theCircleUk 

Tuesdays 10 / 24 April, 18.00-20 
“Goal -set – Go! …Set your life as you want it” | Melanie Waldron 

An empowering workshop to introduce people to the skills of setting goals, with assistance they may need to achieve goals they want in their life – partnering at the event will be encouraged as a support framework and motivation

Wednesdays 11 / 18 April, 17:00-20.00:
“The Takeaway Shop” | Amy Lord 

Book-making and book-binding including making a cover and filling the book with material of choice …

Tuesday 17 April, 18.00-20:
“How to develop a business strategy and get results” | Jerry Creedon 

How can you challenge, improve, innovate, and pivot you’re your business model?

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool that allows you to invent, discuss, describe, and design your business model. An organisation’s business model can be described with 9 basic building blocks, but it is not enough to list the building blocks you need to map then out on a structured canvas, the Business Model Canvas. You can map your entire business model on one image, this works for start-up businesses as well as senior executives.

This is an introductory talk followed by Q&As on how you can use The Business Model Canvas to innovate and develop your business.

Wednesday 18 April, 18.00-20:
“Stories of humour and wisdom” | Jean Marc 

Social event with tea and stories. All ages welcome!

Thursday 19 April, 18.00-19:30:
“Harnessing Social Media for your Business” | Rachel Karasik

Social media getting to your head? Do you feel like your business should have a better online presence, but not sure where to start?

Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blogs are all great tools for getting your message out there, but figuring out how to use social media to your advantage can sometimes seem like a daunting task. This workshop will give you some helpful tips on how to best use social media for your business’ needs, whether its how often to Tweet and who to follow, or figuring out if a blog is right for you.

Friday 20  April, 18.00-20.00
“How to build your own website for Beginners” |Whole Grain  Digital

Having a web presence for your business is vital in our online world. Come and learn how to build your own website and develop your businesses ‘e-potential’. No previous experience necessary!

It would also be very helpful to you to bring a laptop if you have one..

Thursday 26 April, 17.30-20:
“Entertaining Accounting” |Ivan Favennec

Understanding company accounts though the eyes of a Plumber

You don’t have to be a mechanic to drive your own car…
You don’t have to be an Accountant to run your own business.



8 February, 1-3 pm:  Launch event! 

Come and join us for the official opening of the Library Lab – an open day event where we invite you (and your neighbour, and your mother-in-law!) to share your ideas for what this experimental space for learning, community skill-sharing and business support should be offering.

21 February, 6-8 pm: “How to build your own website: Beginners” (Whole Grain Digital)

Having a web presence for your business is vital in our online world. Come and learn how to build your own website and develop your businesses ‘e-potential’. No previous experience necessary!

23 February, 6-8pm: “Market your business” (Gingerwink)

Have a great idea for a business, but afraid no-one will get to hear about it? Get your PR and media strategy down to a T with this intensive two-hour PR and marketing session from communications consultancy, Gingerwink.

28 February, 6-8 pm: “Taxes for the self-employed” (HMRC)

Taxation can be one of the most confusing parts of being self-employed. HMRC are here to help demystify sorting out your taxes.

3 March, 1-3 pm: “Fine-tune your business pitch” (Stephen Rockman)

Stephen Rockman is an investor who has heard 1000’s of pitches. In this workshop he will be giving you tips on how to secure vital funds for your business.

6 March, 6-8 pm: “Low cost, high tech: How not to spend a fortune on technology” (Jan Brulc)

As it says on the tin! Join us for this workshop which will help you to open source technology and keep costs low.

8 March, 6-8 pm: “Mum of four and entrepreneur” (Lisa Warner)

Lisa Warner is a successful business woman and also has four children. Come along and hear her inspirational story about how she has been able to do both successfully.

13 March, 6-8 pm: “How to build your own website: Intermediate” (Whole Grain Digital)

Having a web presence for your business is vital in our online world. Come and learn how to build your own website and develop your businesses ‘e-potential’.

17 March, 11-4 pm: “Graphic design surgeries” (Yogesh Taylor)

Need a new business card? Want to spice up your menu with a splash of colour? Thinking about a logo for your new start-up? Sign up for a free 1-hour one-to-one design surgery with graphic designer Yogesh Taylor who’ll be at hand to give you customised graphics and design support.

20 March, 6-8 pm: “Cash-flow modelling using Excel” (Andy Chapman)

A free Business Clinic for anyone interested in modelling the future cash flows of their business or social enterprise comprising of a one hour talk on the basic principles of business cash flows and modelling them using MS Excel, followed by in-depth Q&A session.

22 March, 6-8 pm: “A new way of working: Co-working spaces for parents?” (WorkFree UK)

Child care can become a barrier to starting your own business. This workshop will explore how co-working spaces can help parents to become entrepreneurs.

27 March, 6-8 pm: “Migrants’ Open Space” (Migrants’ Rights Network)

What barriers do migrant entrepreneurs currently face in Brent – and what can we do to support and strengthen migrant entrepreneurship? Join us for this exploratory evening hosted by the Migrant Rights Network.

31 March, 1-3 pm: “Learning Dream” (Magic Breakfast)

Join us for a fun afternoon of learning and skill-sharing. Hosted by the amazing social initiative; Magic Breakfast, we aim to bring together parents, kids, young and old for a chance to learn the skills they’ve always wanted – from sign-language and sewing to modern dance and baking. Only the sky knows the limits.

2 thoughts on “Events

  1. Thanks to Library Lab for letting us use the space for the Willesden Herald international short story competition results at 8 pm on Thursday, 12 April 2012. Admission is free and all are welcome. Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/299588830102373/

  2. Thanks for allowing us to use your superb facilities – highly recommended. The event went well. Here is a link to videos, comments, etc: http://willesdenherald.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/and-result-is.html

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